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An Honest Tropicfeel Shoes Canyon Review

Tropicfeel shoes Canyon review…welcome to my Tropicfeel Canyon sneaker review. I will refer to them as trainers for the rest of the review!. Before I get into it, let’s look at what they are. Tropicfeel claim “Canyon is the all-terrain sneaker with 4-in-1 versatility: providing the benefits of aqua shoes, the comfort of sport shoes, the technical outsole materials of hiking shoes, and the styling of your favourite daily pieces.”

17 Practical Travel Photography Tips for Better Photos

Here are 17 travel photography tips to help you take better photographs. Any aspiring travel photographer would love to be the next Trey Ratcliff or Steve McCurry but let’s face it, who has the aptitude or dedication for that? This list of travel photography tips is just a few things you can do to nip up your photography. The intention being to make it easier, quicker and more fun to produce better pictures.

An Essential Travel Photography Gear Guide

Welcome to my travel photography gear guide for my Fujifilm X Series kit, what’s in my camera bag and why I use it. A favourite topic among photographers since the beginning of time has been photography gear. “What camera do you use?” or “what’s the best camera?” are frequent questions I get asked. I don’t consider myself a kit pest (someone who wants the latest kit or best kit). I want kit that fits the purpose and meets the needs of what I ask of it. That’s why my travel photography gear is Fujifilm. Read on to learn more about my journey with Fuji and how it suits me for travel photography.

How to Complete the National 3 Peaks Challenge in 24 Hours

National 3 Peaks Challenge

As I type this, it’s a week on from our National 3 Peaks Challenge. This time last week we were en route from Ben Nevis to Scafell Pike in Bumper. The National Three Peaks Challenge was harder than I expected and I think I’m still feeling some of the effects from it…or it could just be work, who knows! Ha! I did the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice. To find out more about the challenge, read on!

The Lake District – 4 Must Visit Beautiful Lakes of the Lake District (Plus Some Things to Do!)

The Lake District

We thought we’d have a short break in the Lake District and we had high hopes for it! So high, it would be very difficult to live up to them. We have friends who grew up not far from the Lakes and loads of recommendations from others to visit…but it didn’t quite live up to expectations. Apologies to all you Lake District fans out there K That’s not to say we didn’t have a good time. We did. And it was a great adventure, as you’d expect from The Bumper Crew, but it just lacked…something. And that something has made this post very difficult to write. It just wasn’t as inspiring as we’d hoped.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge 2021


The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge was a bit of a training run for us, I suppose. Dek, a colleague of mine, set himself 30 challenges to do in his 30’s, of which one was the National Three Peaks Challenge, to tackle Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon. I’d already walked Ben Nevis and Snowdon and wanted to walk Scarfell Pike. So how better to do that than to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge with Dek?

5 Novel Things to Do in Hay on Wye


Looking for things to do in Hay on Wye? Me (Joel) and an old friend of mine, Rob, headed to Hay on Wye for a bit of a lads weekend to catch up and enjoy a bit of kayaking. Rob came down on his brand-new Royal Enfield Himalayan and I went in Bumper, of course. We both came from the Midlands and unfortunately, Rob got caught in severe traffic and heavy rain, which led to a rather wet and late arrival. So wet, he could wring his gloves out Ha! But despite that, we had a cracking weekend catching up over a few beers, coffees and paddles on the River Wye. Read on to find out more about the town!

A Weekend at Autograss Racing – An Outsider’s View

Autograss Racing

Have you ever been Autograss Racing? No? Nor us. Life is all about new experiences, right? I (Joel) have a philosophy of “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it”. You don’t really know what something is like until you’ve tried it, like fishing. Fishing looked boring, but I couldn’t categorically say it was boring until I tried it. Trying it confirmed it was boring. Sorry, fishing fans! Ha! Anyway, we went to an Autograss racing weekend…

An Awesome Scotland Road Trip Part 2

Scotland road trip

A Scotland road trip Part 2! Welcome to part two of our Scottish road trip. Read to the bottom to find out how many miles we drove, how far we walked and how much we spent. We mentioned the blistering temperatures when we walked up Ben Nevis. Undoubtedly, we had the best of the weather on our Scotland road trip, with nothing but sun and warmth. Apart from at the top of Ben Nevis, of course.

10 Best Things to Do in Plymouth This Weekend

10 things to do in Plymouth, England – Britain’s Ocean City. It was home to Me (Joel) for one month shy of 18 years. Growing up in Leeds, Plymouth was a long way from my birthplace. Leeds being over 300 miles away and landlocked! Stacey grew up in mid-Cornwall, 30 or so miles away and it was our joint home for almost six years.

6 Enjoyable Things to Do on Dartmoor

Dartmoor was one of the first National Parks designated in Britain. It’s a pretty big place that dominates almost a fifth of the county it sits in – Devon. Dartmoor also has over 10000 ancient sites within its 400 square miles. Because of the sheer size of Dartmoor, there are too many places to talk about, so we’ve brought you a list of our favourite things to do on Dartmoor.

10 Best Places to Visit in the Cotswolds

Before I get into the list of the 10 best places to visit in the Cotswolds, let’s talk a little about the place… When I think of the Cotswolds, I think of an area that is quintessentially English. If you want a taste of the best of what England has to offer, look no further than the Cotswolds. You will fall in love with the rolling hills, history, thatched cottages, and romantic views.